2015 Annual Meeting
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Held in conjunction with the Iowa Judges Annual Conference and the Iowa Court Reporters Association.

6/15/2015 to 6/18/2015
When: 6/15 - 6/18
Where: Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center
833 5th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa  50309
United States
Contact: Christy Cronin

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The 2015 ISBA Annual Meeting, one of the largest annual legal gatherings in Iowa, is scheduled for June 15-18 at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines. In 2014, more than 1,000 legal professionals from throughout the country descended upon downtown Des Moines making it the largest ISBA Annual Meeting to date! In 2015, the ISBA only looks to improve on last year's event.

As in the past years, the Iowa Judges Association will be holding their annual meeting during this event. New this year, the Iowa Court Reporters Association will also be holding their annual meeting to coincide with the ISBA Annual Meeting.

Make no mistake, the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines will be the place to be for Iowa's legal professional community come June 15.

Judges, law clerks and judicial branch staff attorneys will receive registration information from the Judges Association.

To register online, please click the "Register" link above.

For the 2015 Annual Meeting event program, please click here (please make sure to pick-up your copy of the program as you check-in to the event).

Application has been made and approved for 19.50 hours of state continuing legal education credit which includes 7.50 ethics and 15.25 federal hours. The number of CLE credits earned depends on tracks attended.

The ISBA's Annual Meeting Committee has pulled together a number of presenter for the 2015 Annual Meeting who will bring a fresh look at routine issues faced by lawyers daily. Below are three examples:

"Map of My Kingdon" with Iowa Poet Laureate Mary Swander - Tuesday, June 16

The play features stories, portrayed by a professional actress, of land transition disputes as encountered by a fictitious lawyer and mediator, and how they were resolved.
Learn more here and visit Mary Swander's website

Big E...Little e: Ethics and the Trial Lawyer - Tuesday, June 16
Using movie clips and audience interaction, presenter Mark Olson (Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly - Minneapolis, Minn.) will examine various ethical issues where the attorney's own moral values and ethics ("Big E') come into conflict with the legal profession's ethics rules ("Little e").
Learn more here

Civility Matters - Wednesday, June 17
A panel made up of attorneys and judges will use video clips to illustrate bad attorney behavior then offer suggestions on how the behavior can be approved.
Learn more here

Individual tickets for the events below may be purchased when registering. For certain events, multiple tickets may be purchased by visiting the links below the list of social events.

Tuesday, June 16
Red Mass (St. Ambrose Cathedral)
- All Members Welcome
Probate Track Luncheon
- $25 each
Creighton University Law School Luncheon - $25 each
Drake University Law School Luncheon - $25 each
University of Iowa College of Law Luncheon - $25 each
Joint Presidents Reception - Complimentary to Annual Meeting attendees
Luau in the Lot Hosted by the YLD (ISBA Headquarters) - Complimentary to Annual Meeting attendees

Wednesday, June 17
Probate Section Luncheon (section members only) - $25 each
Luncheon Honoring the Iowa Supreme Court - $25 each
ISBA Annual Awards Gala - $60 each

Thursday, June 18
50-Year Member Luncheon (Thursday, June 18) - $25 each

Please click here to purchase multiple tickets for the ISBA Annual Awards Gala.
Please click here to purchase multiple tickets for the 50-Year Member Luncheon

Where is that session I wanted to attend? What social event is taking place tonight? Find answers to all of your logistic questions by downloading the free Annual Meeting App for your phone or tablet.

All Annual Meeting attendees are encouraged to download the app. Attendees can personalize their schedules, view maps of the conference venue to help locate session rooms, tag photos to Twitter with #2015ISBA and so much more!

Click here and search "2015 ISBA Annual Meeting" to download the app now!

This year’s Annual Meeting is going paperless. No hard copy materials will be available for this event. A link to the materials will be sent to attendees a few days prior to the event so attendees may download/print off materials of their choosing. It is strongly suggested attendees download the materials in advance of the event.

The Quality Inn and Suites
Room rate: $94.95 (+ tax & fees)
(515) 282-5251
929 3rd Street, Des Moines, IA 50309

Holiday Inn - Mercy Campus
Room rate: $109 (+ tax & fees)
(515) 283-0151
1050 6th Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50314

Des Moines Marriott Downtown
Room rate: $139 (+ tax & fees)
(515) 245-5500
700 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309

When registering either online or via the hard copy registration form, please inform us of any restrictions related to dietary, vision, hearing, etc., and we will do our best to accommodate your needs. Please feel free to contact ISBA CLE Director Christy Cronin at 515-697-7874 or cle@iowabar.org with any questions.



For information concerning Annual Meeting sponsorship opportunities, please contact Harry Shipley at 515-697-7868 or Christy Cronin at 515-697-7874.

Please click here for the 2015 Annual Meeting Exhibitor Brochure.
Sponsor registration form can be found here.